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A Fresh Oil-Train Explosion Hits America's Risky Energy Bottleneck

A fireball erupting over an oil-train derailment in Casselton, N.D.
A fireball erupting over an oil-train derailment in Casselton, N.D.Photograph by Bruce Crummy/AP Photo

For the fourth time in less than six months, a train carrying crude oil across North America has derailed, triggering a massive explosion. A small town in North Dakota just west of Fargo was evacuated after two trains collided on Monday, one carrying thousands of barrels of crude, the other filled with soybeans. Despite a huge fireball captured on video, no one was killed.

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